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Review of Jerash Ruins

Jerash Ruins
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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Jerash
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Jerash ruins were interesting but I guess it depends on how much you like looking at ruins. There wasn't much as far as descriptions and history around the site which probably would have helped make the visit more worthwhile. Overall, they were good ruins, though, and worth a look.

Thank Anu M
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

definitely one of the best ruined cities on my list (probably 2nd after the forum and whats left in rome!). the place is huge and the state of preservation is a healthy mix of preserved vs as is, so you get to really appreciate the grandeur of what the place would have been in its heydays.

be prepared for a lot of walking on cobble stones - strollers wont work here beyond a certain point. lots of places to climb and see as well. it did not feel crowded at all prob because of when we visited, but there's enough to see for everyone.

pack a picnic and go so that you can spend at least half a day here. we drove from amman, so didnt have any issues reaching the place. we ate at one of the restaurants in the souk outside - it was fine really for the price we paid and for the convenience of not having to drive around findings the restaurants recommended on TA.

get a good guidebook or tour guide to show you the various places. only thing with the tour guide is that your time will be limited

Thank im666_1999
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Jerash was known in Roman times as Gerasa and is one of the Middle-Easts best preserved sights due to being covered in sand for many centuries and the dry desert air. The ruins cover a great area and there is not much in the way of signage.
There is so much to see such as the Forum, Hippodrome, South Theatre & Temple of Artemis and many more. We spent the afternoon there, walking in the ruins slowly and drinking in the atmosphere. We visited Umm Qais in the morning which is different than Jerash but equally as good, both can be done in a day from Amman.

Thank AvidTraveler12
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

It takes a long time to go through this...if you weren't walking at speeds of a road-runner and getting your 411 from a speed-talking guide because your tour got there a little late...
It still has the original Roman roads, manholes and all. Literally walking on original pavement, looking at the remains of store fronts, through columns, views for miles of ancient history of man, this is Jerash. If you close your eyes, you might even see it as it was...
This is well worth your time - a good 3 hours or so. Do go!

Thank Mayura
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

I thought I knew a lot about Roman ruins but I had never heard of Jerash until we visited as part of an organised tour of Jordan. The place is stunning and I had a surreal experience sitting in a perfectly preserved Roman amphitheatre listening to 3 bagpipers from the Jordanian army playing all the Scottish favourites! This place is worth an all day visit - it closes around 4 p.m.

Thank Joe H
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